Inside of Card

Here is the inside often graduation card. I just love the word stamp


Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Graduation card

Graduation card!


Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Masculine card!

































Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Crayon Resist technique

Another masculine card for you to enjoy


Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Masculine card

This card is so simple! Could be used for a Fathers Day card. If you dont have this Lovely as a Tree stampset, look around use another stamp that is manly. Use a sponge to add color around the stamped image. Have fun with this design!























Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Technique Tuesday


Masking

Directions:1) Stamp your image twice: once on card stock and once on a scrap piece of paper or sticky note.














2) Cut out the image on the scrap paper using either a hobby blade or your Paper Snips.














3) Place the cutout image over the image you stamped on your card stock.

4) Sponge or bray ink, or stamp another image over your mask.

5) Repeat masking as desired.

6) Remove mask and finish your project.





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Technique Tuesday


Layered Brayer

Directions:
1) Heat emboss your chosen images on Glossy White card stock using VersaMark ink and Clear Stampin' Emboss powder. Bold images work best for this technique.

2) Ink your brayer with a light color of ink, and bray your card stock.













3) Use a sticky note or scrap paper cut to desired shapes and sizes to cover portions of your card stock.














4) Ink your brayer with a darker color of ink, and bray your card stock again.

5) Repeat process if extra layers desired.

6) Remove paper scraps and wipe embossed images to remove excess ink.



great man's card!

Thanks Bonnie...beautiful card!



Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Another Masculine card

This card is by Carolyn King. I love the sailors knot she created with the twine.


















Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Technique Tuesday

Kissing

Directions:
1) Ink a patterned stamp, such as one of our background stamps.













2) Press a solid, uninked stamp against the patterned stamp, transferring the pattern to the solid stamp.













3) Stamp the solid image on card stock.














Tips:
  • After completing Step 2, the patterned stamp can also be used for a "reverse kissing" look.
  • Before completing Step 2, you could ink your solid stamp image with a lighter color.





  • Need some ideas for Man Cards?

    Over the next couple of days I will be sharing some man cards since Fathers Day is so close. This card was made by Paula Dobson.



















    Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
    Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

    Technique Tuesday

    Faux Tile

    Directions:
    1) Score your neutral color card stock diagonally to create the look of tiles. (The scoring blade on the Paper Cutter works well for this technique.)













    2) Sponge ink as desired onto your card stock to give your tiles texture and dimension. Be sure to allow the "grout" lines to show through.
















    3) Stamp subtle images over your tile background.




    Stampin' Up! Stuff


    Here are a few things I wanted to update you on:
    Seeing the Possibilities- New Photopolymer stamp sets and Online Class from Stampin' Up!

    Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!


     
















    These are super cute stamp sets and if you love the new Photopolymer stamps you will love these.  Love the trendy arrows and perfect for scrapbooking too! You can see all the details HERE.  

    We also have a new 25th Anniversary stamp set for May.  It's all about Brides & Babies.  

    Kimberly Van  Diepen
    To order your stamp set today click HERE.  I love the new image in this set- the Happy Anniversary.  What a great font and the birds are adorbable.  

    Another recent card



     
    The glimmer paper adds so much to this card! Everyone really liked the way this card turned out.
     
    
    Recipe:
    Stamp set:
    Just Think #129940- occasions -pg 21

    Ink:
    Perfect Plum Classic Pad

    Card Stock
    Perfect Plum
    Pretty in Pink- 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
    Silver Glimmer Paper - annual pg. 160
    Paper Stacks Brights Collection #117155- annual pg 162 (butterfly)
    Tea for Two DSP- occasions pg 3- 4 " x 3 "

    Accessories
    Window Frames Collection Framelit Die - #129021-occasions- pg 36
    Paper Doilies - occasions- pg 5
    Delicate Design Folder-#127023 - annual pg 188
    Bitty Butterfly Punch- occasions pg. 13
    Itty Bitty Shaps Punch Pack #118309- annual pg. 183
    Pearl basic jewels-#119247- annual pg 175

    Tie a bow with a fork?



















    This is the best technique for a beautiful bow. Try it! and let me know what you think. I will do a video if you need it.


    Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
    Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator
    At Stampin’ Up! they created a bimonthly magazine for demonstrators like me. It’s full of project ideas, business tips, and recognition for all the wonderful things demonstrators do every day. I wanted to share just a little bit of our May/June 2013 magazine with you. Click here to view
     











    Card from my May Class

     
     
    Recipe:
    Card Stock:
    Whisper White #100730
    Ink:
    Tangerine Tango  Classic Pad #126946
    Old Olive Classic Pad #126953
    Stazon Black ##101406
    Stamp Sets:
    Secret Garden #129144 (c)- Occasions pg. 17
    Sassy Salutations #126707 (c)-Annual pg 143
    Accessories:
    Secrete Garden Framelits Die- #129372 Occasions pg 17
    Or there is a Bundle Available for the stampset and the framelits - save 15% -pg. 17
    Polka Dots Folder #117335 Annual pg. #189
    Rhinestones #119246 annual pg. 175
    Sponge
    Aqua Painter #103954
    3/16" Corner punch #119871